Pregnancy Fitness After The Baby Is Born

December 20, 2008 by  
Filed under Baby and Beyond

One of the most striking differences you would notice after the delivery of your baby is how different your body looks. During the course of nine months, your body has gone through a number of changes, many of which you might have not enjoyed. But now, your baby is here and it’s time to lose the excess weight you had gained over the entire course of your pregnancy.
The first things that new moms ask is how soon can I begin postpartum exercises and how long will it take me to regain my shape? It should be kept in mind that the most crucial factors that can help determine the answers to the above question is how healthy and fit you were during those nine months. Exercises might not help eliminate the stretch marks, it will help you regain the body shape prior to your pregnancy.

Have you ever wondered how celebrity moms lose their baby weight so rapidly? One of the most common reasons is because they exercise strenuously prior to and during their pregnancy. Celebrities have been known to lose up to 60 pounds in what seemed like a few days. However, please keep in mind that this is not considered as the normal time frame. These individuals are also quite careful (almost to the point of obsession) about the types of foods they eat. They are also quite able to afford personal trainers and nannies so that they can perform their exercise routines 5-7 days a week for many hours at a time.

Ever wondered how celebrities lose their weight after pregnancy so easily and fast? It’s mainly because of the strict schedule of exercise and eating habits they follow during and after their pregnancy period that help.
New moms have tons of duties to tend to, and more often than not, exercise takes a backseat. Also, after a long tiring day, you would probably want to crawl back into the bed. But this makes losing that excess weight that much harder. Exercising during pregnancy will give you the motivation and the schedule to help you carry on later. Moreover you can experiment with various exercises that you can learn to enjoy.

Having a new baby is an exhausting task, and the only way to keep up your energy levels and stamina is to exercise regularly. Most doctors suggest that a post pregnancy routine should start a month to month and a half after the birth of the child. But small and moderate amounts of exercise can be started shortly afterwards too. Swimming is easy and can be started soon but in moderation. Starting slow and small time segments, you can work up to more strenuous exercises to ensure your safety and reduce any risks to you. Walking, aerobics, yoga, jogging are examples of exercises that will help you lose the pregnancy weight, it will make you feel good about yourself, both physically and mentally so you can take better care of your child.

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